Trelina is defending its public information efforts regarding a solar project in Waterloo.
Neighbors in the Packwood Rd., Serven Rd., and Pre-Emption Street area that surround the site have voiced concerns about how information is being disseminated at this juncture.
Project Director Kris Scornavacca of NextEra Energy Resources responded to the claims. Specifically, he addressed concerns about the hazards posed by solar panels.
Of the new information passed along by the company, Scornavacca said the panels do not pose a chemical hazard to the public, soil, or groundwater. There were also questions about what would happen after the 30 year life of the solar farm. “If the solar facility is decommissioned, the land would be able to return to farmland,” Scornavacca added. That said, it could be repowered after that point.
The company also says there won’t be any impact to property values in the area.
Find information on the project at www.trelinasolarenergycenter.com or by calling 1-800-405-9723.
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